It’s wedding season and I’ve never been more busy with weddings than I have been this year. I think one of the most simple and by far the coolest wedding was this modern industrial wedding. I loved how monochromatic it was. It was so fun to sit down with the bride and her mom and come up with the mood of the wedding. It is a new venue in Provo Utah and I was trying to making it romantic and hip like the bride. I think the best parts of wedding are the planning stages were the ideas are formed and molded and then put into a doable plan.
This bride was using a brand new venue, this is supper exciting for the bride because she was the first of her friends to use this cool new venue. With that being said I had never done a wedding there and had to take a few trips down to Provo to check out the progress of the place. I loved the modern industrial feel and I loved that they put outlets in the ceiling where all the open beams were. It made our decision about having a ceiling installation rather final! The brides father took some birch logs and zip tied them to come chicken wire. I wired on some greenery and we attached some beautiful west elm lights at different heights to create a modern chandelier. This was may favorite part of the wedding decor.
The other element of this modern industrial wedding that I just adored was the large engineered prints. We had the mom and the bride enlarge their favorite engagement and bridal photos for the walls. This is a fabulous way to fill space. If you are doing a wedding in a gym or warehouse where there is lots of wall space with high ceilings this is a very personal way to fill the space. The prints come in B&W or color, and although the quality is not as good as a photo they are still a fun to use and show off all your beautiful photos. This can also be done with favorite quotes if you don’t want life-sized portraits of yourself all around the room! lol I chose to stain the frames that I made so that it would blend with the wood theme of the wedding. We also used copper webbing in large sheets to add a touch of color and sparkle to the white walls. I’ll teach you how to make these frames very soon.
keeping with the modern and sophisticated palate of the bride I lined the tables with pre made garland made with olive leaves and a seeded eucalyptus. This was super easy to decorate with, remember if you order your greenery already done in a garland the arrangements will be a little tight. I did add extra greenery to make them more full and lush. The best part of a center piece like this is you can tell your helpers three candle sticks and 9 votive per table and it will look great no matter what. We placed all this on wooden tables with a copper mesh table runner. It was beautiful.
The food table is often so tricky at weddings. You want it flow with the vibe you are trying to create. So we gathered all the wood and industrial serving trays mixed with a touch of mat white vases and it turned out stunning. I love trying to make each bride happy , I always love trying new things and evolving with each new trend that comes along. If you love those engineered prints as much as I do stay tuned for a tutorial on how to make the wood frames that hold those beautiful bridal photos.
How did you do the engineering print on a shepherds hook?